According to a FOX 5 I-Team investigation, a couple from Michigan flew to Atlanta to have their husband’s stage 4 pancreatic cancer treated by a woman who purported to be a doctor. However, Azalea Blalock, the woman, has now admitted to the I-Team that she is not a medical doctor.
“I was angry, I was bitter, and I cried. I say she played with my husband’s life,” Valerie Hamlin said.
Valerie Hamlin is still enraged about her husband Mike’s death. They had been married for 42 years when they died. He was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in the year 2021. He was given 6 months to a year to live, according to her.
Mike was adamant about not having to go through chemotherapy.
They learned about Azalea through a friend of a friend from their home in Michigan. Azalea introduced herself as Dr. Azalea Blalock, according to Valerie Hamlin.
“First Interview I thought she was a doctor because that’s the way she introduced herself,” Hamlin said.
She goes by the handle of Dr. Greensoul Azalea on social media. Her business card even lists her as a “Dr.”
Celebrities like Sinbad and Stacey Dash have praised her “home-brewed” liquid chlorophyll treatments on social media.
The I-Team went undercover to acquire one of Azalea Blalock’s chlorophyll bottles that she was selling on the internet. She did say, however, that she dealt with 4,500 cancer patients and COVID-19 patients during the conversation.
“All the COVID clients I saw, I put the radiation test on them, they had high levels of radiation. So, I treated them for radiation. (Oh wow) And then they got rid of the COVID,” Blalock said.
According to Valerie Hamlin, her husband opted to try Azalea Blalock’s holistic cancer treatment in the hopes of a miracle.
“She said she had cured thousands and hundreds of people and that she thought could probably help Mike also,” Hamlin recalled.
They drove from Detroit, Michigan, to Atlanta, Georgia, in a race against time to begin treatment.
It didn’t come cheap. Azalea Blalock was paid a total of $12,500 to begin the holistic treatment, according to Valerie Hamlin. Housing was included in this.
Azalea lists numerous treatment packages for Those Overcoming Cancer on her website, ranging from $285 to $11 million dollars.
When Valerie Hamlin returned to Michigan for a few days, her husband signed a paper with Azalea Blalock declaring that he would pay $45,000 for a 90-day therapy to “starve cancer out and get the body cleansed and into balance,” with “absolutely no refund.”
Her services “do not take the place of your Medical DR,” according to the contract, and “we do not promise a cure.”
“She knew he was already full of meds, pain pills. He didn’t know what he was doing,” Hamlin continued.
Azalea Blalock isn’t a licensed medical doctor, something the Hamlins were unaware of. Azalea Blalock does not have a medical license in Georgia, according to FOX 5.
Mike Hamlin and Valerie begin his holistic treatment in Atlanta in this cell phone video. He was receiving intravenous fluids. It was around the time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Azalea Blalock is in the room filming the video, and she’s not wearing a mask or gloves.
“I did not shake her hand. I had to remind her we were in the middle of a pandemic,” said Latrese Ellis.
Mike Hamlin’s IV treatments are administered by LaTrese Ellis, a nurse practitioner. She’d never met Azalea Blalock before, and she was taken aback as she watched her take care of Mike.
“She was checking his blood sugar. No gloves. Did not wipe his finger with an alcohol swap. She used a straight pin, not a lancet,” said Ellis.
She went on to say that Blalock offered Mike a drink.
“She told him, she needed him to drink all of it. And also expressed to him once you drink this is what will make you throw up all cancer. That was quite alarming,” said Ellis.
Those alarms continued to sound. Mike Hamlin was treated four times by LaTrese Ellis during the next month, and she was concerned about his substantial weight reduction while under Azalea Blalock’s care, according to LaTrese Ellis.
Ellis finally told Valerie and Mike about her concerns regarding Azalea’s treatment and that she couldn’t locate any evidence that she was a doctor.
“When she said that, I just cried. I said Are you serious,” Hamlin narrated.
The Hamlins packed their belongings and returned to Michigan on August 19, exactly a month after starting therapy. Three weeks later, Mike passed away.
Azalea Blalock assured Valerie she “could treat cancer patients,” according to the police report, but “she found out that the suspect was not a real doctor.”
Azalea Blalock later texted to clarify that she “never claimed to be a MEDICAL DR. I am a holistic healer based on Ecclisatical law,” and that she “never claimed to be a MEDICAL DR.”
She sent photos of herself treating Mike Hamlin in various ways. She also provided a text in which she said she had terminated her services “due to a breach of an agreement to pay the remaining balance.”